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Horn Book Fanfare 1972

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1972

Chosen annually by our editors, Fanfare is The Horn Book Magazine’s selection of the best children’s and young adult books of the year.

Picture Books
Hosie’s Alphabet
written by Hosea, Tobias, and Lisa Baskin, illustrated by Leonard Baskin (Viking)
Count and See photographed by Tana Hoban (Macmillan)
George and Martha written and illustrated by James Marshall (Houghton)
The Funny Little Woman written by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent (Dutton)
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog illustrated by Evaline Ness (Holt)

The White Ship by Chingiz Aitmatov (Crown)
Up the Pier written by Helen Cresswell, illustrated by Gareth Floyd (Macmillan)
A Castle of Bone by Penelope Farmer (Atheneum)
A Long Way from Verona by Jane Gardam (Macmillan)
Julie of the Wolves written by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by John Schoenherr (Harper)
Cross-Fire: A Vietnam Novel written by Gail Graham, illustrated by David Stone Martin (Pantheon)
The Man Without a Face by Isabelle Holland (Lippincott)
A Sound of Chariots by Mollie Hunter (Harper)
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit written and illustrated by Judith Kerr (Coward)
Mouse Tales written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
The Beethoven Medal written and illustrated by K. M. Peyton (Crowell)
Josh by Ivan Southall (Macmillan)
Dominic written and illustrated by William Steig (Farrar)
The Summer People by John Rowe Townsend (Lippincott)
Goldengrove by Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar)
Petros’ War by Alki Zei (Dutton)

Folk Tales and Legends
D’Aulaires’ Trolls written and illustrated by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (Doubleday)
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Farrar)
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle written by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick (Viking)

Black Experience and Culture
Black Pilgrimage written and illustrated by Tom Feelings (Lothrop)
Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History by Julius Lester (Dial)

Indian Experience and Culture
When Clay Sings written by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Tom Bahti (Scribner)
Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears written by Alex W. Bealer, illustrated by William Sauts Bock (Little)

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